Apple will donate nine million N95 protective masks to hospitals across the country to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“I spoke today, and the president spoke last week, to Tim Cook of Apple and at this moment of time, Apple went to their storehouses and is donating nine million N95 masks to healthcare facilities all across the country and to the national stockpile,” said Pence, 60.
“There is a lot of generosity that I know is inspiring to the president and I know is inspiring to all of us who are working on the White House Coronavirus Task Force,” the vice president added.
On Saturday, Cook, 59, said on Twitter that the giant tech company was “working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19.”
“We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” Cook wrote. “To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.”